New cascades of red-hot lava tumbled into the Atlantic Ocean off the island of La Palma on Wednesday morning, sending up plumes of white smoke and extending a platform of volcanic rock created by earlier flows.
A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands as lava flows destroyed isolated houses and threatened to reach the coast. New eruptions continued into the night.
The eruption of the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent has forced more than 16,000 people to leave their homes.
The unusual volcano sits beneath a glacier, with the heat it produces creating a subglacial lake.
The eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines has led to tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes.
Police said the number of people missing after the volcano erupted on Monday is in double figures.
The latest toll of destroyed homes will be added to the 117 lost since last month because of the volcano.
The island, unofficially named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, was formed when an underwater volcano exploded and spewed out ash and rock in Tonga.
Mount Agung has been hurling clouds of white and dark grey ash about 9,800ft into the atmosphere since the weekend and lava is welling up in the crater.
Experts are monitoring an active volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands after 40 tremors were reported in one weekend.
Fifty-nine thousand passengers on 445 canceled flights — including 196 international flights — have been affected, the airport said in a statement.
Opting to not wear any safety clothing, Alison Teal took to the waters at the base of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii as it erupted into the ocean. Red hot lava can be seen spewing from the rocks but it doesn’t seem to faze Alison, who beams and shrieks as she rides the waves.
A volcanic eruption can be a terrifying experience - but this one is sending out a friendly message in the lava. The Pu‘u O‘o crater at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has been oozing since May but a recent fly-past has shown the clear outline of a smiley face in the fiery pit. Mick Kalber, from helicopter tour company Paradise Helicopters managed to capture the spectacular emoji - showing the eruption to be on the less scary side.
Researchers from Vanderbilt and Chicago universities analysed quartz crystals in pumice taken from the Bishop Tuff in eastern California, which is the site of the super-eruption that formed the Long Valley Caldera 760,000 years ago. The Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand was the site of the most recent super-eruption - the Oruanui eruption at 26,500 years - and it includes deposits from more than a dozen very large eruptions that took place in the last couple of million years. Indonesia was the site of the Toba super-eruption in Sumatra 75,000 years ago and the Tambora eruption in 1815.
An afternoon stroll usually involves a trip through your local park, stopping off for an ice cream or sheltering from the rain. But a group of men in Sicily spend their walks taking pictures of Mount Etna erupting as part of the Etna Walk. Her are some of the awe-inspiring pictures they have managed to capture.
This is the stunning moment a series of lights appear above an erupting volcano - before disappearing as quickly as they arrived. The footage, captured by a camera watching the Popocatépetl volcano erupt in Mexico, shows the cloudy sky suddenly filled with the circular and disc-shaped lights.
This incredible picture from Brit astronaut Tim Peake shows an erupting volcano viewed from 249 miles above Earth. Taken from the International Space Station (ISS), the incredibly detailed photo shows the volcano in the centre, peaking above the clouds, with smoke pouring from it. Snow and ice around the top have been melted away by the heat bellowing out from the Klyuchevskaya volcano on Russia’s east coast.